CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Aug 3 (PNA) — More than 500 aspirants to the country’s premier military academy took the Philippine Military Academy Entrance Examination (PMAEE) Sunday, the highest number so far, an Army spokesperson said Monday.
Capt. Joann Petinglay, 6th Infantry “Kampilan” Division spokesperson, said a total of 517 examinees arrived to try their luck at joining the country’s premier military school.
Out of 517 applicants, 378 were males and 139 were females.
Petinglay said the number of examinees this year was greater than last year’s 400 for Central Mindanao.
The significant increase is caused by the massive recruitment information drives that were conducted prior to the conduct of the exam in the different schools in the area.
According to one male examinee from Kabacan, the help of the 6ID in providing transportation for the examinees had been very helpful for them to be able to arrive at the examination area safely and promptly.
He further said that he dreamed of becoming a soldier because he wants to be like the military men he sees visible in community relations activities.
A team of proctors from PMA headed by Major Aliyah Robles, facilitated the one day exam at the 6ID Gymnasium which ended at about 7:30 in the evening.
The results are expected to be out after a month through the national papers and through the PMA and to be announced on website (www.pma.ph).
Maj. Gen. Edmundo R. Pangilinan, 6th ID chief, said he is hoping that many applicants from this area will pass the exam so that there will be more future AFP officers who can come back to the area and contribute in the Army campaign for lasting peace in Central Mindanao.
The examinees come from the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato. (PNA)